Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,165 37,824 32.8 29.3 - 36.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 804 23,789 29.2 25.3 - 33.1
Non-Hispanic Black 121 6,144 54.7 41.3 - 68.1
Non-Hispanic Other 65 2,405 43.0 26.7 - 59.4
Hispanic 175 5,485 32.0 23.1 - 40.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 81 5,931 68.4 54.3 - 82.5
20-24 years old 212 11,216 53.8 45.1 - 62.5
25-34 years old 623 15,401 25.0 20.8 - 29.3
35 years old or more 249 5,275 21.6 15.0 - 28.2
Education
Less than high school 174 8,643 48.8 38.9 - 58.8
High school graduate 241 8,643 34.4 26.8 - 42.1
More than high school 737 19,895 27.9 23.7 - 32.0
Marital Status
Married 787 17,754 22.6 18.9 - 26.2
Not Married 378 20,070 54.5 47.7 - 61.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 751 17,411 23.9 20.0 - 27.8
On Medicaid 414 20,412 47.8 41.5 - 54.1

*Unintended pregnancies are defined as pregnancies that at the time of conception, are either mistimed
(the woman did not want to be pregnant until later) or unwanted (the woman did not want to be
pregnant at any time).

Detailed definition of indicator

Technical Notes

  • Respondents - The number of mothers who responded to this question.
  • Estimated Population Affected - Number of mothers/infants with characteristic or condition.